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Hormones, Brain Function, and Behavior brings together the proceedings of a conference on neuroendocrinology held in May 1956 in New York. The papers explore selected aspects of hormone actions in relation to brain function and behavior and cover topics ranging from the effects of steroid hormones on the nervous system to the behavioral consequences of sex hormones and thyroid hormones. Serotonin, epinephrine, and their metabolites are also discussed in relation to experimental psychiatry.
This monograph is comprised of 12 chapters and begins with an assessment of steroid hormones in relation to neuropsychiatric disorders, as well as the influence of adrenocortical steroids on brain function and metabolism. Subsequent chapters focus on the genetic and psychological determinants of sexual behavior patterns; the role of serotonin in mental disorders; the effect of thyroid hormones on appetite for alcohol and alcoholic beverages in rats; and the link between thyroid hormones and mental health. The biochemistry of serotonin and its physiological implications are also examined. This text will appeal to biologists, neuropharmacologists, neuropsychiatrists, and psychologists.
Effects of Steroid Hormones on the Nervous System
Steroid Hormones in Relation to Neuropsychiatric Disorders
Influence of Adrenocortical Steroids on Brain Function and Metabolism
In Vitro Effects of a Steroid Anesthetic on Brain Metabolism
Sex Hormones and Behavior
Genetic and Psychological Determinants of Sexual Behavior Patterns
The Experimental Control of Sex Behavior in Animals
Serotonin, Epinephrine, and Their Metabolites in Relation to Experimental Psychiatry
Serotonin in Mental Disorders
Biochemical Studies on Serotonin and Their Physiological Implications
On a Role for Serotonin and Norepinephrine as Chemical Mediators in the Central Autonomic Nervous System
Adrenolutin as a Psychotomimetic Agent
The Thyroid and Behavior
Metabolism of L-Thyroxine and L-SrBrS'-Triiodothyronine by Brain Tissue Preparations
Decreased Appetite for Alcohol and Alcoholic Beverages Produced in Rats by Thyroid Treatment
The Thyroid Hormones and Their Relationships to Mental Health
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- © Academic Press 1957
- 1st January 1957
- Academic Press
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